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Rundown for July 1, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Arizona Wildfire Kills 19 Firefighters

Nineteen elite firefighters have died while battling a fast-moving wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. The firefighters belonged to the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Eric Garcetti Takes Over As L.A.’s New Mayor

A majority of Los Angeles residents are optimistic about the city’s future under the leadership of newly-elected mayor Eric Garcetti, 42, who starts his first day on the job today.

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San Francisco Strike Has Commuters Scrambling

Hundreds of thousands San Francisco area commuters are scrambling to get to their destinations today, as the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) goes on on strike for the first time since 1997.

12:40 PM EDT 9 Comments

Is It Still The Roberts Court?

After a historic Supreme Court term, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to take a look at some of the personalities on the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts.

12:50 PM EDT 20 Comments

Singing Nuns Top Classical Charts

“Angels and Saints at Epheseus” has topped Billboard’s classical charts for weeks. The album was recorded by a group of nuns at their priory in rural Missouri.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Egypt’s Protesters Give Morsi Deadline To Leave

Protesters have stormed and ransacked the headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party, and protest organizers are giving Morsi until 5 p.m. Tuesday to step down.

1:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Hotshots: What It’s Like To Be An Elite Firefighter

Most of us are learning a new meaning for the term “hotshot” today, with the tragic news that 19 firefighters died battling a wildfire in Arizona. We speak with a former hotshot about what the job entails.

1:20 PM EDT Comment

President Obama Makes Final Stop In Africa

President Obama is in Tanzania today, the last stop on his three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa. NPR’s Ari Shapiro has been traveling with the president and opens his reporter’s notebook.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Chinese Manufacturing Activity Declines

Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened again in June amid a credit crunch and slower U.S. and European orders.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Politics Outside The Beltway

We talk to NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian about the Texas legislature’s second special session, where they plan to take up abortion restrictions.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Sigur Rós Goes Industrial

Each week, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson brings us new music. This week, he has us listening to “Brennesteinn,” off the new album Kveikur by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

1:55 PM EDT 6 Comments

A Story Of Love, Pride And Cuban Coffee

As often as they can, Kelly Woodward and her fiance hop on Skype at 3:05 in the afternoon. Their chats are a excuse to catch up, but it’s mostly about Cuban coffee.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.